Betty Johnston

Posted Online: March 23, 2013, 7:33 pm
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Betty A. Johnston, a native of Bettendorf, died March 16, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Runge, Davenport, with visitation noon-1 p.m. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California.
She enjoyed playing the piano and the organ, and gardening.
Surviving are her son, Adam Johnston and daughter-in-law, Eva Johnston, Sacramento; and sister, Sandi (Jim) Kuehn, Viroqua, Wis.
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